The Cardiff area is about more than the the city itself, being just a short distance from some of the most beautiful landscapes in Wales - from the Glamorgan Heritage Coast with its fantastic beaches and cliffs just to the West, to the Brecon Beacons National Park and the breathtaking hills and mountain scenery just inland.
It is also rich in history, with Roman remains, medieval castles and the fascinating industrial heritage of Cardiff and nearby Welsh Valleys.
The Cardiff Bay area in particular has undergone a renaissance thanks to the arrival of the Welsh Assembly and stylish waterside developments.
The region has good transport links, with Cardiff airport in nearby Rhoose, and rail and bus connections to the city. Waterbuses serve the Cardiff Bay area.